Last October, Transgender Europe launched the TvT project’s “Legal and Social Mapping 2014” at the annual ILGA Europe conference in Riga (Latvia) and at the 27th ILGA World Conference in Mexico-City. The “Legal and Social Mapping 2014” covers the legal and for the first time also the social situation of trans persons in 116 countries across the globe. The following world regions are listed: Africa (9 countries), Asia (18 countries), Central and South America (25 countries), Europe (49 countries), and Oceania (17 countries).
The “Legal and Social Mapping 2014” is the most comprehensive and detailed comparative mapping of the human rights situation of trans people worldwide to date and is designed to serve as an advocacy tool for trans activists around the world. It was conducted by Transgender Europe’s Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide (TvT) research project in close cooperation with activists and experts from all world regions. A comprehensive questionnaire developed by the TvT project’s research team and reviewed by more than 15 researchers and
activists from all six worlds regions was distributed to over 100 international activists and experts, who provided detailed information including comments and explanations on the specific situation in the respective country.
The “Legal and Social Mapping 2014” consists of three volumes of a world mapping and two regional mappings covering Europe and Oceania. The three volumes of the “Legal and Social Mapping 2014 – World” provide detailed information on the following subjects:
#1 Legal Gender Recognition, Anti-Discrimination, Hate Crime and Asylum Legislation
#2 Criminalisation, Prosecution, State-Sponsored Discrimination and Hormones, Hormone Therapy and Gender Reassignment Treatment/Surgery
#3 Community/Movement, Good Practices and Reports of Transphobic Incidents
The two regional mappings “Legal and Social Mapping 2014 – Europe” and the “Legal and Social Mapping 2014 – Oceania” include all of the above mentioned subject.
The “Legal and Social Mapping 2014 – Europe” covers all European countries. It complements TGEU’s Trans Rights Europe Map providing additional information on the health care and social situation of trans people in Europe.
All 5 new mappings can be downloaded as PDFs from our website: